Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the X-Files is receiving ratings even higher than it ever had in its original run. Its first episode was the highest rated show of the season, behind only The Walking Dead’s premiere and Empire.
In fact, these numbers (7.8 rating for adults 18-49, with a total viewership of 21.4 million viewers) are higher than the show ever had back during the 1997-1998 season. Back then they averaged 19.8 million viewers. The ratings today are skewed a little because they track DVR and streaming views today too, and those didn’t exist back then.
There are only 4 episodes left in this X-Files Mini-Series, but if the ratings hold like this, do not be surprised to see Fox order a larger run in the future, possibly using new agents played by Lauren Ambrose and Robbie Amell as the stars, to allow David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to get on with doing whatever it is they do between X-Files runs.
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